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  1. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    No, this isn't me instructing you how to do this, it's you answering some ignorant questions for me! 1st How do you store your dehydrated food, and why do you do it that way? I've heard jars, vacuum bags, freezer... Some even dehydrate, vacuum seal, and then freeze. Isn't this redundant and...
  2. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    It seems like whenever there's a thread on dehydrating, we get ideas from each other. Plus, it's just plain fun to see what others are doing. So I thought it would be fun to start a thread where people could post what they're dehydrating today (and tomorrow, and the next day, etc.), and maybe...
  3. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I have an Excalibur 9 tray dehydrator. I got it mainly because so many on forums like this were saying how good they are. I needed to get serious about my preps so I sucked it up and bought one. I must say that I've had limited success with it. Either I'm not doing it right or that's just the...
  4. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    A lot of recipes i see call for adding bouillon cubes for flavor. Unfortunately the store-bought cubes seem to be mostly salt. I've found some web pages that describe how to make home-made bouillon cubes, but they're all for frozen cubes. I really want something I can dehydrate, since it would...
  5. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    It seems like all of the forums I read direct me to do my own dehydrating, so I am a little intimidated to ask what is probably a newbie question. Why dehydrate the food yourself when there are so many places you can buy it for cheap. For example, I recently found Emergency Dehydrated Food...
  6. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    My neighbor, who is into community gardening, gave me 2 large :eek: shopping bags full of assorted salad greens, and a bunch of scallions. I know how to process the scallions, but can anyone tell me how (if it is possible) to dehydrate the salad greens? :confused: I can't eat all of them before...
  7. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Hi everybody, I splurged and bought an Excalibur a few weeks ago. I put four pounds of frozen corn in it last night. This morning I had a smidge less than a quart of perfectly dried corn. I rehydrated a teaspoon of it as a test. It tasted great. The only difference was that it didn't quite plump...
  8. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Tryin ta add a bit a variety ta our stores. Been gettin a swingin deal on canned sweet taters so been dryin a buch. They take bout twice as long ta drie as anythin elese, it helped cuttin em inta smaller pieces but still takes some time. I think there worth it though. They get a bit dark...
  9. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    One of the best dehydrating video series I've found - Enjoy!
  10. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Hello all, This is my first post on this forum. When I dehydrate some fruit and veggies, how can i store them without canning? Here're my thoughts: 1. put dehydrated food in a ziplock freezer bag with a 100cc oxygen absorber. 2. put that bag in a mylar bag (to block light) with another 100cc...
  11. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    So, has anybody ever vac bagged dried stuff, say, macaroni an cheese, dryed soup mixes, rice dinners, powdered drink mix's, salt, sugar? I would think it should keep longer then two years in good storage that way shouldn't it? Would it help to then pack into buckets and flood them with say...
  12. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    We have a cheap-o 10 year old WallyWold dehydrator. I know dehydrated veggies take less room (tho do take water to rehydrate , but if you don't have water, you won't worry about it ;) ) Planning on an experiment- Buying cheap-o canned veggies (like from Save-a-Lot) and dehydrating them. I'll...
  13. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    got all dehydraters going this morning one has apple slices and the 2 others have ham slices boy the house is starting to smell good--was reserching on you tube and saw where you could make hame jerky so im trying it -theres a store near here -save -a-lot- like a bulk store -cosco-sams club-...
  14. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    This subject was asked about at another place I visit and I thought it may come in handy for here. These are two site I use for when I'm canning ( along with my Bluebook). This one has canning recipes and other recipes too. canning recipes index | preserving recipes And this one has...
  15. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I have just a basis 4-5 tier dehydrator. When i try to dehydrate banana's or strawberry's even if i cut them large they shrivel to nothing. the banana's turn mostly dark brown/blackened. It seems to do apples, oranges, pineapples okay. any suggestions on how to do better at banana's? my...
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